COVINGTON, Ky. -- Staring up at the unusual curvy crescent shaped structure on Covington's riverfront, the Ascent, it may be hard to imagine living inside.
But many people do -- and they live very well.
Watch the video in the player above to get an inside look at the luxury homes inside this stunning building and several other multi-million dollar homes in the area.
Even more impressive, the man who designed the Ascent also contributed to the newly built One World Trade Center in New York City.
Daniel Libeskind, born in Poland in 1946, migrated to America with his family and became a U.S. citizen in 1964.
Though he first studied the art of music, he left the subject to study architecture, receiving his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, according to his website.
Libeskind moved his studio headquarters from Berlin to New York City in 2003 when he was chosen to develop a plan for the World Trade Center's redevelopment in 2002. Not every part of his plan was chosen and other designers were later brought in -- but some say Libeskind set the tone for the final product.
However, it's what he created locally that caught the community's attention.
The extraordinary structure Libeskind designed in Covington in 2008 is a 20-story residential tower that reaches a whopping 300 feet at its pinnacle. The 300,000-square-foot building includes 70 residential units, a swimming pool, garden facilities, large public event space and a restaurant on the plaza level.
The building garnered national attention and won the Annual Project of the Year Award in 2008 and Best High-Rise Development in 2008 by CNBC Americas Property Awards.
Among the many Libeskind buildings that have received worldwide acclaim are:
- The Felix Nussbaum Haus, in Osnabrück, Germany (1998)
- The Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, England (2002)
- The extension to the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum Residences (2006)
- The Royal Ontario Museum (2007)
- The Glass Courtyard, an extension to the Jewish Museum Berlin, (2007)
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2008)
- Westside, Europe’s largest retail and health center, located in Bern, Switzerland (2008).
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